Dear New York City,
This year with you, New York, has been amazing. Weird men, weird dates, weird people, weird things… good thing I’m weird, and I’ve completely come to terms and embraced that fact. I’ve realized, that its not my dating adventures, or relationships that define this whole year… it’s my relationship with you, New York. You will never be one of those scorned men in my book, instead, I will speak of you fondly, laugh with my friends as I recount our memories, tell my parents that I’ve always been in good hands. Let me be clear, New York, just because I’m leaving for more or less four months, doesn’t mean this… what we have, is over. We’re just taking a break. Thats all it is. I need to revisit my relationship with California for a bit, just to see if being with you is a set in stone thing… I’m thinking about our future together, forever, New York City, I really am. Besides, I know you tend to get quite, how should I say… uncomfortable, during the summer months. It must be the restless tourists that are exploring you. Trust me, I wouldn’t want them all over me either, and I’ve come to despise the fact that they take advantage of everything you have to offer. And you, my New York, have A LOT to offer. It has definitely been a growing year for me, I’ve had my ups and downs, as have you (I’m sure you don’t like the fact that many people are “OCCUPY-ing” you as we speak), but we get through them. Our start together was a bit rocky… I met you during Hurricane Irene, what.. a … bitch. She raised hell, but in the end, she was all talk, no action… needless to say, I still fell in love with you.
I am so glad I made the decision to transfer schools, move out of the suburbs of Philadelphia and into your open and (maybe not always so) welcome arms. It was the best decision I could have made. Anyways, New York City, as I am enjoying the beautiful weather here in California, I am fully aware that you miss me – the rainstorms and upcoming thunderstorms are a telltale sign – don’t try to hide it. I miss you already too, the close proximity of everything, the people, I miss all of you. But in a few months, we will soon be reunited. Oh how wonderful it will be.